Ubuntu – Missing system tray icons Ubuntu Gnome 18.04


I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I am using the default Gnome. I updated and all of the system tray icons were missing.

Is this a bug? Can this be fixed? I cannot see any of the unread messages that I have in Skype / Slack etc. And there is no way to know about missed notifications.

Does someone know how to fix this issue?

Best Answer

  • You may also simply try to relaunch gnome shell and see if it works better:

    (Alt+F2) gnome-shell --replace

    Or the short and easy way

    (Alt+F2) r (Enter)

    Yes, just the letter "r".